There is nothing worse than going to work or school with your breath smelling like a garbage dump. Whether it is because of the food you eat or simply because of a health or tooth issue, bad breath or halitosis can not only be frustrating but also embarrassing.

While brushing and flossing twice a day are pretty obvious solutions, sometimes you may have to go over and beyond to get rid of those nasty looks from your peers and strangers.

Here are a few other ways that may help:

Drink More Water

Your saliva contains vital protective enzymes that help kill bad bacteria, so a dry mouth can be contributing to your smelly situation. To combat this stay hydrated as it will stimulate the salivary glands and keep the mouth moisturized.

Clean Your Tongue

The fleshy surface part of the tongue is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, which is more-than-likely a culprit of your bad breath. When brushing your teeth gums, take an extra few seconds to brush your tongue as well. You may want to also invest in a tongue scraper to get rid of those nasty bacteria.

Get Some Fresh-Tips

Fresh-Tips is a great solution for those that aren’t home much during the day or don’t want to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with them. They are disposable toothbrushes that don’t need water and can freshen your breath instantly. Once you’re done with them, simply toss them. Plus, they taste great so you don’t need to invest in gum or breath mints.

There could be a variety of oral issues that is causing your bad breath. That doesn’t mean you should have to live with it. Talk to your Fresh Dental Smiles hygienist next time you come in to see if there are any other great options to kill that “dragon breath”!

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